CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Lesley Teare Designs
If you check carefully, you will notice that every sugar bowl, honey pot and cream jug featured in this sampler matches a cup and a saucer, although they are somewhat mixed up. Only the blue china teapot stands alone.
Each piece is beautifully decorated with patterns inspired by oriental porcelain, including motifs of hummingbirds, flowers and butterflies, in predominantly straw yellow, coral and sea green tones. Notice the rims of the bone-china cups and the particularly realistic rendering of shapes and shadows, a feat made possible by the years of experience of the designer.
The cross stitch chart is very detailed, with 23 colors used, and includes fractional stitches (3/4 cross stitch) for rendering certain shapes such as handles or the detail of very small decorative motifs.
All white areas are cross stitched allowing you to select the backdrop color of your choice, either a natural color such as linen, pastel colors (here pale blue) or even a dark tone which will bring out the colors.
The chart by Lesley Teare Designs comes with a Cross stitch Guide.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 144 x 144
Needlework fabric: 14ct Aida or 28ct Linen/Evenweave, in the color of your choice
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Stitches: Cross stitch (including fractionals), Backstitch, French Knots
Number of colors: 23
Themes: bone china, porcelain, tea set, cups and saucers, cream jug, sugar and honey pots, teapot
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